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This patch is a basic one but this is the first time I see this kind of fabric: velvet.

Does it correspond to a specific period or a country made?



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Maybe its just me on this one but i think this may be a repro. But i am not a patch expert by any mean!

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Vietnamese made patches used a lot of velvet but again you have to be careful with those.

Always looking for WW1 28th Division; anything, papers, field gear, uniforms, etc.


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These type of velvet patches are US made from the mid 1950's through at least the 1960's. They show up a lot on Vietnam War era service uniforms and khakis.

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I have one of these that I got from my brother when he was serving during the mid-60's

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Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


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I bought one of these years ago and was told it's from the 60's and PI made, doesn't look PI made I was just told that.



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This is a Pentomic era (1956-1965) 101st eagle, which was modeled after the type 8 101st patch. It is US made and was a PX purchased patch. Some units authorized them to be worn on the class A uniform, others did not allow it. There are two styles of this patch the first pattern has no black line on the beak , the second is pictured above. Best Paul


Si vis pacem, para bellum



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Paul they both have black line between the head the beak.The early one has a different eye and configuration and a narrower black line than the one shown.Great pictures in the Keller brothers book page 77 and 78.Scotty

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I don't own the Keller airborne book, but these are attributed examples from my collection.

The first style with no black border on the beak, from a 501st trooper that was there in 1956 for the reactivation, this is attached to the front of his photo album.



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I was always told these were made outside of Ft Campbell and sold in the stores there from the mid 50's through the 70's.


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